Description: The product should have some form of description, which shows which applications it may be useful for, what kind of people the site targets. The description should also indicate the type of leather in the chair that dramatically affects your experience if you are curious, see my article about the common leather types here. If there is no description, it is risky because you actually buy a chair of a few digits dimensions. Have you ever bought anything, much less a leather office chair, so? Look for a description that helps you make your decision.
Images: A picture is good, but how are multiple views on the chair or pictures of all the colors in which the chair is located? Now we start to come somewhere.
Dimensions: How much space should the chair occupy? If you only have 2 feet of space behind the desk you do not want a leather office chair that takes up 3 feet. Surprisingly, a nauseous chair is a regular reason to return, so save yourself a hassle and check this out first.
Before purchasing a leather office chair from a website, check out their return policy, because there is always a chance that you do not like the chair you get, or it will not fit, or its broken etc. This is an example I left for a few minutes to search website address suppressed:
So if you want to return according to this policy, do you have to pay both return and original shipping? Their customers are lucky that this site does not charge a refund fee. Oh wait, they do, if you put a big order with them. Return policy like this reminds me of the drug advertisements on TV: While a woman dances on a beach, a man speaks quickly. May cause indigestion, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, cut laughter and possible death. You should only pay return shipping and accept the return without conditions. In other words, if the chair is uncomfortable, if the color was not what you expected, or if you just do not like your new chair, you should be able to return it. Note: Websites that offer free shipping may require you to pay for original shipping also if you return it, so be aware of it before ordering.
Who does not like free shipping? These companies must be quite special to get free shipping for you, right? Wrong. Shipping always costs something, regardless of whether you pay for it or the company pays for it. And I guarantee that the business will not stop paying for it, because they do not want to hurt their profits. So that means you stop paying shipping, in the form of higher commodity prices. Although this is not always the case, if you go out and do your research, you will find that most times it is. Another thing to look at is product eligibility. Some sites only offer free shipping on certain items, or only when you have reached a certain amount. So, if you remember something from this article, keep in mind this: Do not assume a website that offers free shipping will give you the best deal. do your research. Chances are that the total amount you end up paying for the item and shipping will be the same as the same at a free shipping point, maybe even less.
One thing I want to stress when I shop for a leather office chair is the importance of research. Find out if the website really has the best price. Find out what others like about the product. One easy way to do this is to take the SKU number from a product you are interested in and enter Nextag. You can quickly see prices in different stores and any user reviews that those stores may have on the product. Unfortunately, you can not access this valuable information if the site owner places the wrong SKU number on the page, either accidentally or intentionally. Such sites are not convinced of the value they can deliver to you, so do not waste your time.
Finally, while this does not help you buy a leather office chair, in itself, it will help you get a feel for the website you are considering. Does the website have a social aspect to it? This can take many forms: forums, articles, links to other web pages, user reviews on products, etc. If a website only has products for sale, what do you think they are interested in? Thats right, just your money. They probably do not care about giving back to society, or are you sincere, because if they did, do not you think they would try to involve you? You should expect that a website you will spend your hard earned dollars with will care about you. There are many websites that do it: they build communities or publish articles that help your shopping experience to find them.